Brightline has announced plans for a new station between Orlando and Miami in order to expand the service footprint of its high-speed train, which took its first trips in late September.
On Thursday, the transportation company announced that it has formally launched a request for proposals for a new station planned for the Treasure Coast of Florida.
“We’re excited to begin the process of identifying a station location in the Treasure Coast and have seen tremendous support for the local community,” said Michael Reininger, Brightline Chief Executive Officer.
Reininger says the move will make Brightline “one of the most accessible forms of transportation in Florida” by giving access to “nearly half of the state’s residents.”
Proposals may come from private or public land owners that control property along the Brightline/FEC Railway corridor in St. Lucie or Martin Counties. The company says it will host one-on-one meetings for eligible proposal applicants in each respective county.
After receiving submissions, Brightline will begin evaluations with a goal of entering negotiations with the property owners in the first quarter of 2024.
Earlier this month, Brightline unveiled a new pass that offers 12 rides on its high-speed train between Orlando and Miami for prices starting at $1,199.
A couple weeks before the new passes were unveiled, the company announced that it had doubled its number of daily trips between Orlando and Miami.